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Hi, When do you usually put a word or words inside quotation marks? I think predominant uses are 1) to highlight the unusual or stange use, and 2) to write some longer works. I don't the words "guided role plays" is the title to a chapter. If it is such a title, could I put them in quotation marks?

Having said that why is this in quotation marks?

... offers students the opportunity to create and present "guided role plays"...
These "free role plays" appear after every few chapters, offering ...

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.. offers students the opportunity to create and present "guided role plays"...
These "free role plays" appear after every few chapters, offering .
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The author evidently considers these phrases new or poorly-known concepts; I would expect them to be defined soon in the text.
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Thank you. So, the use of quotation marks for writing situations is more extensive than previously thought. Do you agree that one can put a content inside quotation marks for situations like 1) to highlight the unusal or strange use of a word or phrase, 2) to write the titles of longer works and add to those, yours - to denote new or poorly known concepts that will be defined later.

But how about these? What are the reasons for the use of quotation marks?

1) ... is the proud mother of "two beautiful and boisterous young girls."
2) Q: What drives you as a person?
A: I wish I could say "the money."
3) ... is the final level in a four-level series for teenagers which "evolves with its students" in terms fo the selection of topics.
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1) ... is the proud mother of "two beautiful and boisterous young girls."-- direct quote
2) Q: What drives you as a person?
A: I wish I could say "the money."-- direct quote
3) ... is the final level in a four-level series for teenagers which "evolves with its students" in terms fo the selection of topics. -- direct quote

Those are of course my presumptions, since the complete text is unavailable.
Thank you. I think it could be part of an interview or interview text.

Hypothectical situation: Article in the XXX Magazine interviewing Jane Doe

Hi, welcome. Tell me something about yourself.
Jane Doe: I am the proud mother of "two beautiful and boisterous girls." They are going to be in college soon.

My question: Why not put everything she said in quotes. Why just the part in quotes?

Thank you. What drives you as a person?
Jane Doe: I wish I could say "the money." But it is not, its my love of the work I do.

My question: Same as above.
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Hi, welcome. Tell me something about yourself.
Jane Doe: I am the proud mother of "two beautiful and boisterous girls." They are going to be in college soon.

Why not put everything she said in quotes. Why just the part in quotes?-- It is an error; the quotes should be omitted.

Thank you. What drives you as a person?
Jane Doe: I wish I could say "the money." But it is not, its my love of the work I do.-- Direct quote; note the verb 'say'.
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Thank you.

If the following is a touting word or wording for a leveled book series, why do you think what is in quotes is in quotes?

Your response to one of my questions:
3) ... is the final level in a four-level series for teenagers which "evolves with its students" in terms fo the selection of topics. -- direct quote
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What's a 'touting word'?
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Hi, maybe it (the word 'touting') was not the contextually appropriate word to use but I think what I meant to say is contextually clear -- the word or wording that explains what the series are about.

Pasting it again:

Your response to one of my questions:
3) ... is the final level in a four-level series for teenagers which "evolves with its students" in terms fo the selection of topics. -- direct quote

I think the part in quotes is in quotes because it is meant to denote a strange or unusual use of the words there. Can we apply this concept to a long phrase like the one above, not just a word or two?
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